Sweetwater Monday Preorder List for Saturday May 21st Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 21st 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Monday Preorder Newsletter

The green spears are here! Stu Scholl  called this morning with the exciting news, so get those preorders in soon!

Please remember that Laughing Tree needs your preorders by no later than Tuesday at 6pm.

Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears will need your orders by 9am Wednesday, just go to their website and make your selection!

Blackbird Farms will be back with more herb & vegetable plants, with a noon deadline for preorders.

Liberty will return with more greens, come say hi to Olivia this week!

Have a great week, get those gardens prepped and ready and support your local organic food producers. See you at the market!

Vendors attending Saturday May 21st:

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
ASPARAGUS! $3.50 a lb or 3+lbs $10
RHUBARB! $2.50 a bunch.
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz., $15/flat, no limit. Duck: $10/doz.
DRESSED BROILERS: (frozen whole): 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb.
MAY SPECIAL! 2022 Broilers will be available in late June – SPECIAL PRICE now until the end of May – $5.00/lb. Save $.50 a lb!
state weight and quantity.
Place all orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

New Vendor!
Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
Thank you for your warm welcome to the market! Please remember that we need your preorders in by 9am Wednesday when we begin roasting.  www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com
Dark Water started their coffee roasting company in 2019 with the mission to support farmers that take pride in what they do and who deserve to be compensated fairly for their hard work. They purchase certified organic & fair trade coffees and have a pretty incredible selection at their website:   www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com
When you place an order you will choose your pick up option and place “Sweetwater Pickup” in the notes section.
Welcome Tony & Lauren!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We’ll be back at market this Saturday with our complete selection of herb and vegetable plants (including many heirloom tomato varieties!) for walk-up sales. And again this week, you have the option to pre-order via our online form, which will ensure that you’ll be able to get the plants you want on Saturday without waiting in line. The order deadline is noon on Friday.
We will have plants available at Sweetwater throughout the month of May (and perhaps into June), both for walk-up sales and pre-orders. (A new form will be published each week to reflect current inventory.)
And in case your May Saturdays are already jam-packed but you still want to purchase some plants, all Sweetwater friends are cordially invited to our on-farm plant sale and perennial exchange on Thursday, May 19, 5:00-8:00 pm (5213 Roosevelt, Coopersville, MI 49404).
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

Liberty Family Farm
We will accept preorders at libertyff@gmail.com until Friday evening.
There will also be produce for sale for walk ups Saturday. Our daughter Olivia will come to market for us this week.
New! Loads of Spinach!  $5.00
New!  Lots of Radish Bunches    $4.00
New! Arugula                  $5.00
New! Baby Kale              $5.00
Eggs $5.00
Look forward to seeing you! Email your order libertyff@gmail.com PLEASE ORDER EARLY!!!
The Wrights

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to www.laughingtreebakery.com
And look for the ORDER FOR SWEETWATER button in the upper right corner.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
To pay with cash or check at pickup send an email order to: Hilde@laughingtreebakery.com
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, May 21st:
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Hazel Road Rustic $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
Michigander $7.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, May 21st:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 each
Cherry Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: (On Vacation till Memorial Day weekend—but we will accept special orders
of 12 or more)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:00pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
Pastures are growing, and the herd and I are looking forward to another summer of grazing. The cow/calf group started moooving from field to field last week. We plan to take the first trip across the road in the upcoming week.
100% grass fed beef:
Here’s what we should have back from the processor for Saturday. Prices listed are per pound.
T-bone, porterhouse and ribeye $17
NY strip $16.50
Sirloin steak, sizzlers, and tip roasts $11.50
Skirt or flank steak $9.25
Hanger steak $10
Brisket $9
Arm, chuck, English, and rump roasts $8.50
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Ground sirloin $11.50
Short ribs $7
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
We sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you are interested.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Goose eggs! Our geese are American Buff.
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Pints $10
Quarts $16
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $16
Gallons $55
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are eating hay and certified organic feed while we all wait for pastures to green up. We do have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added. Pork should be ready by fall, and Ofelia looks close to farrowing!
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Hello, Sweetwater friends!  We will be there on Saturday, May 21st!  Get your steaks for grilling on Memorial Day weekend!  We will see you next for 1 or 2 Saturdays in June.
Are you interested in a quarter?  We have 2 left for sale. $689, cut, wrapped and frozen, picked up at our Farm.    You save about $100 per quarter buying it by the quarter. We have not raised our prices in years!
Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
EGGS!  $5 per dozen.  Fed organic feed.  
Please note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, so please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package  OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package  OUT
New York Strip $14 / lb  1 & 2 per package
RibEye $14 / lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package  OUT
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package.
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package  OUT
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb.   BUY 2 of any roast, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.   4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.  OUT
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb.  SALE!  BUY 10# FOR $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Plant facts! 
St. John’s wort is a summer blooming plant with bright yellow flowers. It is commonly used internally during the dark months for seasonal depression, and shifting moods. It is best to not use internally during the summer, as it can cause photo sensitivity. Interestingly it is wonderful topically for sunburns. Infused into oil it turns the oil a dark red color, due to a constituent in the flowers called hypericum. It is concentrated in little dots on the edge of the petals. St. John’s wort oil is used topically for inflammation, sunburns, irritated skin, and soothing shingles. Check out our St Johns wort oil!
New! Our Price list is online! Click here FOREST FINDS-3
to get the whole list of products and how to order. Thanks!
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233


The Woven Farmstead
Hello! Veggie + Flower CSA Shares are still available! – Check out the options + added perks!
Market Cards are available! – if CSA is not your style, but you would like to support the farm through an early season purchase, consider a market card. It is a gift card that I add an extra 20% of the value to, that can be used on any of the farm offerings + gets you all of the additional perks I offer to traditional CSA customers! To learn more:
Seedlings are available for preorder! I am offering preorders on seedling plants this year! This will allow me to grow a bit more sustainably as it will prevent over seeding and wasting resources. (I will have limited seedling availability for walk up purchases though May and June)
However, if you would like to guarantee yourself seedlings consider preordering below!
All seedlings will be healthy and well rooted in a 3” pot, ready to transplant into your own garden!
All seedlings will be available to pick up on farm or at Sweetwater market from late May through June!
Order here:
Please reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA!
Cheers to good growing!
Samantha Otto

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
We will not be at Sweetwater this weekend, but keep in mind that we now have bacon and jowl bacon (guanciale) back in stock. Also, we have a new product: cubed pork! It is about a 1# package of 1″ cubes of pork perfect for kebabs, stew or stir fry. We will have all that and more on Saturday, May 28 in preparation for Memorial Day celebrations. Or visit stall 148 at the Muskegon market on any Saturday for all your Pasturage goods. Thank you!

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
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To remind everyone about what is unique about Sweetwater, here is a link to the Sweetwater Pledge to Our Customers. This Pledge is signed by all vendors, and we stand behind it. http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-final-sweetwater-pledge-to-customers-update.pdf